Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Waterfall Painting & WIP Slideshow

I set aside my snow leopard painting for the last couple of weeks so that I could work on a waterfall painting.  Since most of my paintings are 5x7 inches and smaller, it is a large painting for me measuring 10x16 inches.  The reference photo was taken by Nicholas_T who is an amazing photographer.  Thank you so much Nicholas. The painting is done on board with india ink, watercolor and a touch of gouache on the water.  It will be varnished and framed without glass or matting.

And below is a slideshow of WIP pictures - enjoy!


18 comments:

D.D said...

This painting is really breath taking. Every part of this painting is done very nicely. Thank you for sharing the slideshow.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

You've done a lovely job on this. It is so cool to see it painted before our very eyes!

Tracy Hall said...

Lovely Vicki - I especially like how you have handled the stones in the foreground. Well done too on the slideshow!

Micah said...

Oh Vicki, this is so beautiful. The rocks are gorgeous!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Oh, to be able to paint foliage like this! Congratulations on this super painting, Vicki!

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much DD, Elizabeth, Tracy, Micah & Christiane. This painting took a while but it held my attention all the way through. I appreciate each of you looking and commenting.

David and Brenda Knoll said...

TOOK A WHILE? Sounds like a major understatement, madame!!!

Judith Angell Meyer said...

Your waterfall painting is lovely. The rocks come right out at you while leaving the woods where they belong. Beautiful ...

I was disappointed though, the slideshow never did come thorugh for me.

Judith Angell Meyer said...

Okay, I lied! After refreshing a few times the slide show got going for me. Neat! I have a slide show on my blog now through Fine Art America. Again, beautiful painting.

Also like the whole format change!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Brenda & Judith. LOL Brenda, considering that is is 4 times larger than my normal painting it really was speed painting for me. Judith I am glad that the slideshow finally came through. I have agreed to create and maintain a blog for our local art league and so I am trying out some new things on my blog before starting one for them. Thanks for noticing the format changes. Now off to check out your video!

Barbra Joan said...

OMG! Vicki I just love this whole kit and kaboodle... what else can I say.... ??? really terrific painting and the way its all presented. and thanks a bunch for coming by.... I appreciate all your comments. I was off the wagon? (on the wagon) ? for a while but you know how we get back up....

Kathy's Watercolors said...

another knockout Vicki; you are really outdoing yourself this year!

debwardart said...

Love the WIP in this form - guess I've got more "learnin' to do" to figure this out! Beautiful painting.

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Barbra Joan. You are doing such beautiful work, just keep painting and thanks for stopping by.
Thanks Kathy. Praise from you puts a smile on my face.
Thanks Deb! Deb if I can do a slideshow, believe me, anyone can. I am glad you like the painting.
After reading these comments I always feel so special.

Candy said...

The painting is gorgeous. I especially like the way you did the trees in the background and the rocks are perfect. I love being able to see it step by step in your slideshow. Great job!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks so much Candy!

RHCarpenter said...

Not only is this beautifully painted, it was fun for me to see how you paint it - you finished it from the back to the front, something I never do, slapping paint all over at one time and hoping it comes together! You must always have a plan and strategy, which is why your paintings always turn out so well :) I'm glad you're going a bit bigger = your paintings should make a statement across the room and this one will!

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you Rhonda. My paintings do not always turn out but they do seem to work better when I have spent some time planning. Thanks for the encouragement on the larger size!